ACR TerraFix 406 I/O

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Both ACR PLB's include a durable rubber holster which allows the user to attach the PLB to webbing straps, carabiners, D-Rings, PFDs, belts or climbing harnesses. Floats, is highly visible and functions at extreme temperatures (a minimum of 24 hours at -20C - longer at warmer ambient temperatures). Comes complete with a 5 year Lithium Battery and a 5 year warranty. Can be used worldwide. ACR Terrafix 406 Personal Locator Beacon Model Specifications: Terrafix 406: User may plug a GPS unit into this device to transmit coordinates or use without GPS for location via Doppler Shift technology (not as fast or precise as using GPS coordinates). Terrafix 406 GPS: Contains on board GPS for simple coordinate transmission. Also works via Doppler Shift technology. ACR Terrafix 406 Personal Locator Beacon Size Specifications: Dimensions: 5.7'' H x 3.03'' W x 1.74'' D Weight: 12 oz.

- Mountain Hideaway

The ACR Terrafix PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) is an emergency life saving devices to be used during grave and imminent danger or life threatening situations. In the last few years advances in PLB technology have allowed rescuers to find lost or stranded people faster than ever before. It's as easy as pushing a button, and with an internal GPS receiver the TerraFixTM will acquire your GPS position and transmit it along with your personalized identifier code through the SARSAT satellites instantly alerting SAR forces that you need help, immediately! If you are a hunter, hiker, camper, backpacker, kayaker, etc. and are simply out of cell phone range, a PLB is a highly effective and internationally recognized way to summon help. Bottom line, you'll be found when all else fails. The Terrafix PLB I/O has onboard GPS. The I/O will acquire a GPS signal within two minutes and transmits longitude and latitude coordinates immediately and your location will be pin pointed within 100 meters in 5-10 minutes. The GPS signal also narrows down the search radius and will allow rescuers to find you more quickly.

- CampSaver.com

The most advanced Personal Locator Beacon on the market, the TerraFix 406 GPS I/O PLB from ACR Electronics includes an internal GPS, exclusive FastACQ GPS relay technology and an external GPS optical interface, giving you, the user, unparalleled versatility.

- Mountain Gear

The ACR TerraFix 406 GPS I/O NH PLB instantly sends your GPS position to available searchers with the push of a button if you get in over your head. Instead of spending the next week lost in the mountains, just activate this PLB to notify the nearest search and rescue group. Register this ARC unit online, and your searchers will even know exactly who they're looking for thanks to a unique identifier in the code. Best of all, this unit requires no subscription fees. Have you priced a sat phone lately? *Available for US shipment only.

- Backcountry.com

With an internal GPS and an external GPS optical interface, the ACR Electronics Terrafix 406 PLB gives the user unparalled versatility. Can include GPS coordinates in the emergency satellite transmission via a handheld GPS, using the optical interface or using the onboard, internal GPS. FastACQ™ technology relays accurate GPS information to the satellites faster than all other internal GPS PLBs. Comes standard with a sturdy rubber holster to attach the PLB to backpack webbing, PFDs, belts and climbing harnesses. The 406 MHz transmission of the activated PLB sends a personalized, coded signal that uniquely identifies your beacon. Personalized signal tells Search and Rescue (SAR): who you are, where you are and that you are in a life-threatening situation. The COSPAS-SARSAT satellites that receive the PLB signal encircle the globe, allowing you to signal for help from anywhere on the planet. Signal is matched to the beacon-owner's data, providing rescuers with the user's name, address and contact phone number. Owner's data may also provide other important information such as any medical condition that rescuers may need to be aware of. Made to exceed the rigorous testing standards of COSPAS-SARSAT, FCC, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Once within the 1-mile search radius, the PLB also transmits a homing signal, allowing SAR to pinpoint the PLB's exact location. Comes complete with a 5-year lithium battery and a 5-year warranty. Waterproof, rugged construction is buoyant to avoid loss if dropped in water. Case and instruction label are oil-, water- and UV- resistant, with non-corroding metal components. Internal power source is designed to work when all else has failed.

- REI

ACR TerraFix 406 I/O

previously retailed for:
$439.99 - $739.95

The ACR TerraFix 406 I/O is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 5, 2013 at CampSaver.com.

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